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  • Writer's pictureMike Gallagher

Ellensburg Community Morning Show, Friday, Oct. 27

The Rodeo City Roller Derby's first home match of the season is on Sunday. Photo courtesy of Rodeo City Roller Derby


Be part of the pumpkin flotilla

Bring your carved pumpkin to Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park at 4 p.m., Sunday and become part of a pumpkin flotilla. The pumpkins should be about eight carved — no mini or extra-large pumpkins — and be free of artificial decorations. Illumination for the pumpkins will be provided. Pumpkins will be accepted until 5:30 p.m. or the 35 spaces are filled. Pumpkins can be picked up at 6:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by Ellensburg Parks and Recreation.

Kiwanis party Friday

The Kiwanis Costume Party is at 6 tonight at the Hal Holmes Center. There will be snacks, music, dancing and games at this free event.

Animal rescue fundraiser Saturday

The Josie’s Misfit Ranch Halloween Party and Fundraiser is 2 to 6 p.m., Saturday at Hal Holmes Community Center.

Roller Derby opens season Sunday

The Roller City Roller Derby opens its season with a Halloween Bout against Atomic City Roller Derby on Sunday at Ellensburg High School. Doors open at 11 p.m. and the bout starts at 2 p.m. Costumes are encouraged and there is a halftime costume contest. Tickets are $5 in advance online or $10 at the door.

Still time to register to vote

The last day to register to vote in the General Election or to transfer registration to a new address is Monday. Registration can be done online at or in person at the Kittitas County Auditor’s Office in the courthouse.

Hunters breakfast at wind farm

Puget Sound Energy and the Kittitas Field and Stream Club are hosting a free Hunter Breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m., today at the Wild Horse Renewable Energy Center. Hunting is allowed on the 11,000-acre wind farm property but hunting access permits must be filled out online. Permits will not be available at the visitor center.

A day to dispose of medications

The Kittitas County Health Network is offering a Drug Take Back and Paper Shred Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Saturday at Community Health of Central Washington on Mountain View Avenue. People can bring outdated or unused medication for disposal. Paper shredding also is available.

Take a scary drive

People can vote for their favorite Halloween homes during the Haunted House Driving Tour from Friday through Halloween. Ellensburg Community Radio has created a Halloween soundtrack to accompany the tour. The tour is being sponsored by Chamberlin Team Real Estate and Coldwell Banker Center Information on downloading the tour map and music playlist is on the Chamberlin Team Real Estate website.

Last market of the season

The final Ellensburg Farmers Market of the season is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Ellensburg. The market will return on May 4, 2024.


Different nights under the lights

In the final week of regular season football, Ellensburg plays tonight at 7 in Ephrata. The Easton six-team team ends its first season at Clallum Bay at 7 tonight, and Cle Elum-Roslyn finishes the regular season at 1 p.m., Saturday at Granger.

Central football, volleyball hit the road, rugby at home

On Saturday, the CWU football team travels to play Texas A&M Kingville at 5 p.m., Saturday. The Wildcats volleyball team will be at Western Oregon for a 1 p.m. match. Central’s women’s rugby team hosts Lindenwood at 1 p.m.


The FISH Open Table lunch biscuits and gravy, roasted potatoes, vegetable scramble and oranges. The lunch is open to all seniors age 60-plus from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Ellensburg, and noon to 1 p.m., in Cle Elum. Meal sites are the Ellensburg Open Table and the Cle Elum Seventh-day Adventist Church. The community lunch for anyone needing a hot meal is from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Ellensburg location.


The forecasted high today in Ellensburg is 45 degrees. Sunset is at 5:53 p.m., and the expected nighttime low is 21 degrees. Winds will be light and variable. The weekend forecast calls for a high of 48 on Saturday and Sunday.

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